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Flavius Josephus (; Greek: Ἰώσηπος, Iṓsēpos; c. 37 – c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josephus has received more than 2,865,931 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Josephus is the 8th most popular historian, the 24th most popular biography from Israel and the most popular Israeli Historian.

Josephus is most famous for being a Jewish historian and writer. He is best known for writing the Jewish War, Antiquities of the Jews, and Against Apion.

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Among historians, Josephus ranks 8 out of 341Before him are Ibn Khaldun, Thucydides, Sima Qian, Tacitus, Livy, and Xenophon. After him are Polybius, Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, Diodorus Siculus, Thomas Kuhn, and Procopius.

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Among people born in 37, Josephus ranks 2Before him is Nero.  Among people deceased in 100, Josephus ranks 7Before him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Joseph, Mary Magdalene, John the Apostle, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Saint Anne. After him are Salome, Zechariah, Elizabeth, John the Evangelist, Caiaphas, and Longinus.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Josephus ranks 24 out of 389Before him are Thomas the Apostle (1), Isaiah (-800), Saint Stephen (1), Saint Anne (-100), Samson (-1118), and Daniel (-690). After him are Jude the Apostle (15), Philip the Apostle (5), Ezekiel (-621), Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), and Ariel Sharon (1928).

Among HISTORIANS In Israel

Among historians born in Israel, Josephus ranks 1After him are Procopius (500), William of Tyre (1130), Yuval Noah Harari (1976), and Benny Morris (1948).